Product watch

A look at what’s new in the market

Miniature Emergency Pendant Allows Communication to Central Stations-LifeSentry from LogicMark is a patented emergency pendant for two-way voice communication from anywhere in and around the home to a central station. It features two-way duplex voice right through the pendant and technology that puts the speakerphone right in the miniature pendant.

Hybrid Recording Solution-Bosch Security Systems released the Divar 700 Series H.264 digital video recorders. Featuring fully-automated device discovery and assignment, built-in set-up wizards and an embedded design, system installation for the new series is 50 percent faster than traditional PC-based video recording solutions and supports up to 32 H.264 IP cameras.

Made in the U.S.A-ComNet introduced the first of its ValueLine models, the ValueLine FVT/FVR412, which transmits four-channels digitally encoded video with two data channels over a single optical fiber. With this line, customers have access to a cost-effective line of fiber optic products manufactured in the U.S.

New HDcctv Camera Line-In preparation for a new product roll-out this summer, Speco Technologies is gearing up to release a complete line of HDcctv(r) cameras. The HDcctv(r) analog cameras deliver megapixel quality video over standard coaxial cable and BNC connectors. The HDcctv cameras come in bullets, domes, traditional and speed dome versions.

Gas and Smoke Detection-XTralis expanded its VESDA(r) product line to include aspirating smoke detection (ASD) plus gas detection and environmental monitoring. The VESDA ECO(tm) uses new or existing VESDA pipe networks to reliably detect smoke and up to nine hazardous/combustible gases to ensure air quality in occupied areas.

Powered and 'Amped' Up-Technomad LLC added more power to its range of PowerChiton weatherproof amplifier modules. Able to produce 1600 watts for 8-ohm systems and 1800 watts for 4-ohm systems, the new PowerChiton4 offers more than three times the power of the current highest-power model (500 watts) in the same compact, NEMA-enclosed package.

Home Automation At Your Fingertips-Empower,'s new automation and energy management solution for homes and businesses, allows end-users to easily monitor and control their thermostats, locks and lighting remotely and is fully integrated with's wireless alarm signaling and interactive security services. Customers can receive real-time e-mail and text message notifications when a thermostat setting is changed or a specific door lock is accessed.

High-Security Sensors-Potter's P2 Series HSS High Security Sensors are listed to the new UL634 Level 2 High Security Standard for use in SCIF's, financial institutions, nuclear facilities, data centers, military and other high-level secure applications. The sensors inside will detect the presence of a stronger defeat magnet placed on any surface of the HSS, and the removal tamper circuit will alarm before the HSS can be removed.